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Spatial distribution patterns of adult male loggerhead sea turtles captured by research trawling in the Southeast US

A project of SCDNR MRD.

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Matt (Loggerhead) is 11 km E of the coast of United States and 46 km from Charleston

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2013-06-12 15:13:00
Release Location: Cape Romain, SC
Last Location: 2013-09-14 20:48:12

Adoptive Parents:
Jack and Libby Burckhalter


Matt is an 83.4cm SCLmin (82 kg) male loggerhead sea turtle that was captured by research trawling near a high density loggerhead sea turtle nesting beach. His plastron edge to tip of tail length (34.0 cm, 41% of SCLmin), with a cloaca that extended past the carapace edge, suggests that Matt is a mature animal. However, Matt is considerably smaller than breeding male loggerhead sea turtles tracked in 2006 and 2007 following capture from a breeding aggregation in central Florida. As a potential new recruit to the breeding population, Matt promises to be a very interesting male loggerhead sea turtle to study.

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